Nokia’s first Android tablet is here & it’s worth it

While the hype around suggested that Nokia has jumped out of the Android world by ending it’s X series, just at that time Nokia jumped back in partnering with Foxconn and what it teased two days back under a black box turned out to be a very nice tablet, which happens to be Nokia’s very  first  Android tablet.

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Nokia N1 seems to be a perfect combination of the hardware, build and style. The device is completely packed up in aluminium, which makes it way premium and beautiful. N1 tablet looks pretty much similar to that of the iPad Mini 3, the back of the device looks same as that of the iPad Mini 3 but Nokia saved itself by placing the Camera at the right spot, not only that, N1’s speakers on the bottom are even same as that of the iPad Mini’s.  At 6.9mm,the device becomes pretty slim and weighs at 318 grams.nokian17_1020_verge_super_wide

On the front we have a 7.9-inch 4:3 laminated display with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. Nokia has powered it up with Intel Atom Z3580 CPU clocked at 2.4 GHz and guess what guys! This CPU is a 64-bit, the GPU is PowerVR G6430. which eventually helps Nokia N1 to become an attention seeker for tablet geeks. We have a 2 GB RAM on-board and 32 GB internal storage memory. There’s an 8 MP shooter fixed at the back and a 5 MP shooter on the front, which also makes the N1 one of the only devices having a 5 MP camera on the front. A massive battery of 5300 mAh is placed to add life to this device. Nokia N1 also successfully took lead over other tablets available around by featuring a reversible USB C-Type connector.nokian11_1020_verge_super_wide

Not to be surprised with this, now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is already out, the N1 tablet will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box but it won’t be completely stock. Like Samsung, HTC and LG, Nokia will also use it’s very own UI, that is it’s Z Launcher, but according to Nokia, it will keep the changes minimum. Here is what Nokia’s Z Launcher’s director Brook Eaton said about it.

“We started looking around, we just didn’t find any good Android tablets out there, we have such a beautiful, simple, and elegant Z Launcher. Why not build a device that is also built on the same principles as being super simple and easy to use and elegant?”

Nokia N1 will debut the Chinese market on 19th of February, the device will start from $249. It will hit the Russian and European market later. At this price and packing up those cool specifications, Nokia has clearly shown it’s intentions to give a very tough competition to the Android rivals, that obviously is Apple. Nokia N1 is a great challenge to Apple’s iPad Mini 3, that costs around $399.

At this time of the years, all eyes are on the CES and then on the MWC which are going to happen in January, and February in 2015, but with the launch of Nokia N1, Nokia has not only surprised the users, it has also surprised Microsoft, which just re-branded the Lumia series under it’s very own umbrella just a short time back. nokian19_1020_verge_super_wide

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